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The Washing of a 2023 Velar


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I have just acquired a 2023 Velar model. I recently attempted to navigate a car through a car wash facility that required the driver to exit the vehicle. Evidently, the 2023 model has a novel safety mechanism whereby the vehicle is promptly shifted into park mode upon the actuation of the door opening. In order to undergo a car wash, it is necessary for the vehicle to be in a neutral gear. Is anybody aware of a potential solution or another approach? The Range Rover brand seems to be unable to provide a satisfactory response to the topic at hand, and their lack of enthusiasm in investigating the matter is evident.

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Does the vehicle transition into the Park gear automatically, or does it activate the automatic brake hold feature?

The following is the procedure I use for the chicken dance: First, bring the car to a complete stop. Then, proceed to unbuckle the seatbelt. Next, ensure that the gear selector is in either the "P" or "D" position, while simultaneously pressing the foot brake. Afterward, choose the neutral gear and release the handbrake by pulling the left handle. Finally, remove the foot brake. The vehicle is expected to exhibit unrestricted movement when placed in neutral gear.

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Indeed, your statement is effectively articulated. It is not advisable to subject a high-quality Range Rover (RR) or Range Rover Sport (RRS) to a conventional car wash. Instead, it is recommended to use a foam cannon equipped with a high-quality foam detergent to apply a layer of foam onto the vehicle's surface. After allowing the foam to dwell for a brief period, a microfiber mitt should be used to delicately wash the vehicle. Subsequently, the car should be rinsed with clean, soft water and dried using a large microfiber towel. This section is optional. Subsequently, a Quick detailer may be used to provide further safeguarding and enhance the luster of the object in question.

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Despite not being inclined towards do-it-yourself endeavors, myself, I have only resorted to use a spray method for cleaning my RR vehicle. It is advisable to refrain from using tunnel wash facilities and abstain from utilizing the brush provided in coin-operated stalls. Personally, I did not engage in the practice of polishing and paint correction. However, I get great enjoyment from seeing YouTube videos, particularly those produced by AmmoNYC, which I consider to be my preferred source of entertainment.

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As an individual with a background in Auto Bodyworks, I have seen that contemporary automotive paint is quite susceptible to scratching. Furthermore, repeated exposure to automated vehicle washes often results in the formation of unsightly swirl marks on the paint surface, which is deemed undesirable.

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For what it's worth, my auto maintenance routine consists of only using a touchless car wash system, followed by the use of a detailing spray (specifically Adam's brand, which has shown to be effective in my experience), and the utilization of soft microfiber towels in a liberal manner. This method is characterized by its efficiency, simplicity, and little water use.

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I apologize for any confusion. The instructions provided are applicable to the earlier model of the Velar owned by my spouse. The most recent iterations include a distinct configuration for the shifter and parking brake. The following instructions are derived from the Owner's Manual of the year 2023:

The instructions should start with the seatbelt in an unbuckled state. The action of disengaging the seatbelt seems to activate the emergency power brake in my particular situation.

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It is necessary to maintain a neutral position by engaging via the passenger side. It is not possible for someone to shift the automobile into neutral and exit the vehicle via the driver's side door. The vehicle will automatically engage the locking mechanism upon opening and closing the driver's side door. I received assistance from a single individual at a specific carwash establishment who was able to successfully resolve my issue. On alternate occasions, I communicate to them the need of seeking assistance in the event of unfamiliarity with the task, urging them to accompany someone experienced in its execution. Regrettably, I am unable to provide more precise details at this time. However, I am aware that a potential solution exists, which involves executing a certain action from the passenger side.

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It is recommended to choose for the additional payment of $20 in order to have the item manually cleaned. Many comprehensive vehicle wash facilities provide this additional service, sometimes at an additional cost of around $10.

There is no valid justification for using an automatic vehicle wash. The mechanical motion of the wheels causes damage to the vehicle, such as breaking off mirrors. Forgetting to activate the automatic windshield wipers results in the need to purchase a new windshield due to the blades being torn off by the wiper arm and causing significant scratches. Alternatively, one may have to engage in a dispute with the car wash facility to get compensation.

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The notion that automated car washes are without flaws is unsubstantiated. Throughout my personal experience, I have own many luxury vehicles like BMWs, Porsches, Jaguars, and several other esteemed automobile brands. It is noteworthy to mention that none of these vehicles have exhibited any adverse effects on my wheels, mirrors, or any other components, resulting in their damage or destruction.

I am in a region characterized by regular snowfall, and in close proximity to my location, there exists a monthly subscription option for an automatic car wash service, which offers unlimited use at a cost of $30. It is feasible for me to cleanse my vehicle of salt and road filth on a daily basis on my commute back from work. There is no need for me to engage in any activity other than momentarily pausing for a duration of 5 minutes to consume tea, while the automobile through a process of being cleansed with a spray, which I find to be quite satisfactory.

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I was starting to contemplate if I was the only one experiencing it.

It is advisable to seek an alternative carwash facility.

I have opted for a standard contactless spray method, excluding the use of brushes, strips, or rollers. It is expected that I remain inside the vehicle to drive it into position, come to a halt at a red light, and wait for a green light before driving it out. This approach is preferred as it minimizes the risk of causing any power-related dragging or damage to the bare floor.

What level of difficulty does it entail?

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